Tracy Austin, a former world number one, thinks it won’t be long before up-and-coming players like Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner make it to their first Grand Slam final. Sinner, 20, faced 19-year-old Alcaraz in the Umag final, which the Italian won 6-7 (5) 6-1 6-1.
Alcaraz and Sinner are regarded as two of the most promising young players, notably Alcaraz, who is the fourth-ranked player in the world and has won two Masters titles. “I believe that at this point, the only remaining question is one of timing: when will Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner, Holger Rune, Brandon Nakashima, and Lorenzo Musetti reach their first Grand Slam final and win their first Grand Slam title?”
Austin reportedly stated on the Tennis Channel, via Sportskeeda. “And how frequently they will have in-depth meetings. For men’s tennis, that is tremendously thrilling.” Jimmy Arias, a former top-5 player, concurred with Austin that the men’s game is in an interesting phase right now because he thinks there are some young players who have the potential to be elite.
According to Arias, “it seems like there are constantly these generations of excellence.” “I recall Andy Murray, Djokovic, Del Potro, and Marin Cilic, all of whom were 19 years old at the time, doing their thing at a young age.”
Alcaraz already had two Masters 1000 victories.
After Carlos Alcaraz, 19, lost to Sinner, his physical trainer Alberto Lledo attempted to explain why in a statement to Agencia EFE. “I don’t believe Carlos [Alcaraz] is short in energy, and what might have made him falter in the losing final on Sunday versus [Jannik] Sinner was mentally strong since he played well in the first set and continued that way in the second, but he was hampered by missing six break points in a row. And there, without a doubt, was the key in overcoming a competitor who was extremely talented, showed excellent tennis, and was mentally very stable, according to Lledo, via Eurosport.
Despite being a genetic and physical marvel, Lledo claimed that Carlos still needs to put in a lot of work to reach the necessary level. “Carlos can improve several things that have to do with hip rotation and reaction speed,” he added.
He has played in a lot of games this year, but not as many tournaments, it is true. It is important to remember that the fact that he is making progress in the rounds while losing in the finals is just another learning experience for a youngster who is yet 19 years old.
It is important to keep your feet on the ground and work through these challenges in order to progress. If that occurs, it will be a blessing since it will indicate that you perform well in the competitions you enter, the speaker continued.